I am finally in Cape Town. Relaxing on the beach and ready for the race. I have never trained for any physical event before and this whole experience of training, racing and sticking to a programme however difficult, is something I hold very dear. I have learnt so much about myself, about how strong I really am – I know I have it in me to achieve what I set out for myself.

Duration Distance Calories Avg HR Max HR
48min 5km 522cal 127 177

My children have already asked me what I am going to do after Two Oceans. I am not sure. What I do know is that I have come along way…from someone who could not even run for one minute on a treadmill to running a half marathon in just 6 months! Not sure how and when it happened but I have learnt to love running and now can proudly say. I AM A RUNNER….

Duration Distance Calories Avg HR Max HR
40min 4km 480cal 160 196

Need to do carbo loading this week. Not sure how, think I will just do the potato and pasta thing. Don’t want to experiment too much at this stage.

Quote of the day

When you have the running spirit, you look forward to life. I firmly believe that I wouldn’t have lived as long or as happily as I have without running.” Max Popper in The Essential Runner

About Moerieda Mackay

Late to running and absolutely loving it! I'm married to my soulmate, Adam and blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am a Business Transformation and Innovation Professional and holds a MSc (Eng) in Industrial Engineering. Yip, a bit of a workaholic. I became addicted to ultra running whilst searching for that elusive “work-life” balance at the age of...40! I have no sporting background and with zero athletic ability running is by far the most challenging thing I've taken on but it has put me on a path of self discovery and serious transformation both physically, mentally and spiritually...and I love it!

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